Lawrence G. Wehner, while working for a Rochester firm known as Haloid, began to repair and sharpen reel mowers in the garage
attached to his house. He began servicing equipment for golf courses, school districts and home owners. While retaining his position with Haloid, Lawrence also
nurtured his “baby” along. Haloid became Xerox and Wehner Mower grew as well by becoming the Cooper Reel Mower sales and service outlet for Rochester.
Lawrence retired from Xerox’s Engineering Division in 1968.
In 1964 the second
generation, Larry Wehner and his wife Joyce, joined Wehner Mower and the
push was on! After further expansion into handling snow blowers, rotary
mowers and tractors, the Wehners outgrew the original garage. A new showroom
and 24x28 ft service shop was constructed in 1966.
The 12 years following the first addition
saw increases in shop facilities, parts department, storage space, setup
area and showroom. New product lines were also added to meet the ever
changing needs of their clients.
Over the years the third generation: Larry JR, Robert, and Lauren, learned the lawn
and garden business and in 1997 the torch was passed on to them. They,
along with their “extended family” of staff, forge forward in the Wehner Tradition.
Wehner Mower has 14,000 square feet under cover. Each improvement to the physical plant has
resulted in better, more efficient service to the customer. Excellence in
service and product is their primary goal. That’s why Wehner Mower sells a
broad range of only top quality outdoor power equipment lines. The company
stocks an inventory of over $1,000,000. A well equipped fleet of trucks are
available for the transportation of equipment
and state of the art computer technology provides up to the minute support.
Wehner has coupled new, young employees, experienced employees, modern
technology, and good business sense to handle the ever expanding development
in environmental, commercial, and home owner equipment.
At the same address
since 1940, the Wehner Family has used initiative, hard work, and a willingness to
take on challenges to succeed. In the future, they will continue to raise
the bar, meeting and exceeding their professional goals using these same
stable and proven values. Continued growth and leadership in commercial and
home owner markets will be achieved through continuous training for the
technical team and product specialists.